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· November, 2011

Stories about Caribbean from November, 2011

Cuba: Under “Survey-lance”

“As far as many Cubans here are concerned, it is not necessary to have survey results to verify the high levels of discontent and uncertainty we live under”: Without Evasion...

Trinidad & Tobago: Impressed with Miss Miles

Dingolay reviews the new play about Gene Miles (a whistleblower for a political corruption scandal in the 1960s, who subsequently became a social outcast), admitting she was “a bit chilled...

Barbados: The Pride of Independence

Barbadian bloggers post their Independence Day greetings, here, here, here and here.

Bermuda: Public Debate about Crime Reduction Methods?

Respice Finem examines the sensitive issue of the Bermuda police's “stop and search” policy as part of their crime reduction arsenal, saying that the concern of “those advocating caution…is that...

Jamaica: First Afro Chess Grandmaster

Diaspora litblogger Geoffrey Philp republishes an interview with Maurice Ashley, “the Jamaica-born Grandmaster of Chess”.

Trinidad & Tobago: Online Safety

Mark Lyndersay writes an enlightening post about online child safety, here.

Cuba: Mariela's Red Light Comment

Ernesto Morales Licea takes issue with Mariela Castro's now infamous statement to Radio Netherlands during her visit to Amsterdam's Red Light District.

St. Lucia: Looking Good for St. Lucia Labour Party

Caribbean-American Forum says that incoming results point to the likelihood that opposition leader Dr. Kenny Anthony has led the St. Lucia Labour Party to a sweeping victory in the country's...

Barbados: Response to Crime Affecting Tourism?

Barbados Free Press questions the role of the local police “in what has become an all-too-familiar story of covering up crime against tourists.”

Jamaica: Sabina Park & Lawrence Rowe

Active Voice gives a Twitter follower a tour of Jamaica's famous Sabina Park, and makes a plea for the powers-that-be to bring back the Lawrence Rowe Players Pavilion.

Guyana: Calling Violence Against Women by Name

CODE RED “felt very frustrated yesterday when someone told [her] that to say ‘violence against women’ is discriminatory, that it should be called ‘relationship violence'”, explaining: “There are a range...

Trinidad & Tobago: Assassination Claim Red Herring?

Trinidadian bloggers weigh in on news of the alleged assassination plot against the Prime Minister, here, here and here.

Cuba: Entrepreneurship & Home Ownership

Generation Y wonders whether the country's new wave of entrepreneurs will survive, while Laritza's Laws is concerned that “the housing regulations, recently enacted by the government of Cuba…leave intact regulations...

Trinidad & Tobago: Blogging Tips

TECHTT has some advice for blogging, here.

Jamaica: Bad Medicine?

The Pharmaceutical Society of Jamaica and the government are at loggerheads following an interview in which the President of the association expressed concern about “the acute shortage of qualified pharmacists...

Guyana: Election Day

Guyana: Freedom Under The Law asks his compatriots to “VOTE intelligently on issues and right reason NOT RACE” in today's elections, while Guyana-Gyal explains why, despite the “thin thread o’...

Trinidad & Tobago: Men and their Role

“International Men's Day kind of came and went without much fanfare here, even though the darn thing was actually ‘inaugurated in 1999 in Trinidad and Tobago'”, says West Indian Mother,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Anya's Section Launch

The rumour turns out to be true: Trinidad Carnival Diary says that designer Anya Ayoung-Chee's section in the Carnival band TRIBE's 2012 offering launches tonight.

Bahamas: Male Violence Against Women

Womanish Words would like the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women to be called what it really is – the International Day for the Elimination of Male...

Trinidad & Tobago: Netizens Sceptical about Assassination Plot

“It seemed that the majority of online readers, if you read the comments following the Express’ first article on the alleged assassination threats, chose not to believe the government of...

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Janine Mendes Franco is the Caribbean editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.


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